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Securities Lending Trader, Associate / VP - Hong Kong
February 4, 2020
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 747 offices in 42 countries.
As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.
Morgan Stanley's Institutional Securities Group (ISG) is a remarkably broad and diversified business. We provide institutions with almost every kind of financial product and service across the world's major markets. Whether you're interested in planning complex deals; trading on the moment-to- moment movements of the capital markets; analysing the financial needs of a company or a wealthy family, Morgan Stanley is the place to be.
Bank Resource Management (BRM) handles the centralized management and governance of Morgan Stanley's global securities financing and OTC derivatives activities. BRM's clients include leading hedge funds, asset managers, banks and institutional investors. BRM helps position Morgan Stanley as a leader in establishing funding and collateral management practices.
The successful candidate will join the BRM Securities Lending Trading Team, managing the risk and profitability of a designated trading book and taking ownership of supply-side relationships trading across multiple financing products. The team sits in a fast-paced trading environment with connectivity to clients and firm trading desks.
Risk management, positioning and ongoing optimisation of the equity financing books
Idea generation, positioning and risk management around corporate actions
Synthetic sourcing through delta one derivatives (TRS, SNO, SSF)
Pricing new and existing business including overnight, term transactions and exclusive portfolios
Managing and growing external lender relationships
Providing expert commentary to both external and internal clients on a single name and sector-level
Daily P&L reconciliation/book management and maintenance
Close interaction with related business units to maximise franchise value
Building solid relationships with partner areas such as legal & compliance, risk, operations and technology
Skills required (essential)
Experience working within securities finance or a comparable trading environment
Experience in equity derivatives and cash trading are highly preferred
Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills
Attention to detail
Must be an excellent team player with a strong work ethic
Ability to multi-task in a high-pressure environment
Strong interpersonal/relationship-building skills
An entrepreneurial and innovative approach and a risk-aware attitude
Presentation skills and confidence in telephone, written and face-to-face interactions
Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.